4-Storey Building Collapses in Western India, 10 Feared Trapped

August 26, 2018 Updated: August 26, 2018

Several people are feared trapped after a four-storey building collapsed in India’s western Ahmedabad city on the night of Aug. 26.

The incident happened when two blocks of the four-storey building collapsed. This totalled 32 flats in the building, according to Firstpost.com.

Authorities had given a notice to all the residents and the building was vacated. The reason why people entered the building again was not immediately known.

Additional Chief Fire Officer, Rajesh Bhatt said that two people were rescued and around 10 were feared trapped.

Television images showed people on top of the debris, looking for those trapped as rescue personnel reached the spot and began a frantic search to find survivors.

Gujarat Home Minister Pradipsinh Jadeja told reporters that five teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have reached the spot to carry out the rescue operation, according to eenaduindia.com.

“Teams of Municipal Corporation, state government, National Disaster Response Force and fire brigade are carrying out rescue operations. Five NDRF teams are deployed. Required machinery will be deployed immediately,” Jadeja told media.

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